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Iran plane crash: All 66 people on board dead

Sixty-six people have been killed in a passenger plane crash in Iran, airline company officials say. The Aseman Airlines plane, en route from Tehran to the south-western city of Yasuj, came down in the Zagros mountains of central Iran. The Red Crescent has deployed a search and rescue team to the site near the city of Semirom in Isfahan province. The plane left Tehran at 05:00 local time ...


Three people have been arrested in Nirav Modi fraud case

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of helping a billionaire jeweller to defraud one of Indias largest banks of millions. Nirav Modi, a diamond broker and luxury jeweller to celebrities, is being investigated in a $44m (31m) fraud case at Punjab National Bank (PNB). Late on Friday, Indias federal police arrested two bank officials and a business associate of Mr Modis. Mr Modi has...


Mexico helicopter crash kills 13 on ground in wake of earthquake

At least 13 people on the ground, including three children, were killed when a Mexican military helicopter carrying top officials surveying damage from an earthquake crashed in a small town in the southern state of Oaxaca, authorities said on Saturday. The helicopter, which was carrying Mexicos interior minister and the state governor, crashed on top of two vans in an open field while trying to...


U.S. charges Russians with 2016 U.S. election tampering to boost Trump

A Russian propaganda arm oversaw a criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign to support Donald Trump and disparage Hillary Clinton, said an indictment released on Friday that revealed more details than previously known about Moscows purported effort to interfere. The office of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians and three Russian comp...


China angered as Indian PM visits disputed border region

China on Thursday expressed anger over a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the remote Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, which China also claims, and said India should stop any action that might complicate the dispute. China claims the region in the eastern Himalayas as South Tibet, and it has denounced Indian leaders visits there as attempts to bolster Indias claims. Chinas po...


Ex-student arrested after 17 shot dead at Florida high school

A 19-year-old gunman returned to the Florida high school where he had once been expelled for disciplinary problems and opened fire with an assault-style rifle on Wednesday, killing 17 people and injuring more than a dozen others before he was arrested, authorities said. The violence erupted shortly before dismissal at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, a placid, middle-class comm...


Israeli police recommend bribery charges against Netanyahu
Source: Reuters

Israeli police recommend bribery charges against Netanyahu

Israeli police on Tuesday recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery, opening the way for what could be the biggest challenge yet to the right-wing leaders political survival. Against the backdrop of Israeli flags in a televised speech at his residence, a somber Netanyahu called the allegations baseless and vowed to complete his fourth term in office. It will be up t...


World War II bomb discovered in London's River Thames, airport shut down

An unexploded World-War-II-era bomb has shut down Londons City Airport, leaving all flights in and out of the airport cancelled and affecting up to 16,000 passengers. The bomb was discovered at George V Dock in the River Thames by workers just after 5:00am on Sunday (local time), according to a statement by Londons Metropolitan Police. Police set up an exclusion zone around the dock, closing...


Russian passenger plane crashes near Moscow; 71 dead

A Russian passenger plane crashed near Moscow soon after take-off on Sunday, killing all 71 people on board, and investigators said they were looking at all possible causes. Temperatures were around minus 5 degrees Celsius with periodic snowfall when the short-haul AN-148 operated by Saratov Airlines took off for the city of Orsk in Orenburg region, about 900 miles (1,500 km) southeast of the c...


230 civilians killed in Syrian, Russian airstrikes in past week: U.N.

Syria and Russian airstrikes in rebel-held areas have killed 230 civilians in the past week in some of the conflicts worst violence that may also constitute war crimes, the top United Nations human rights official said on Saturday. Zeid Raad al-Hussein, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, said his office had received reports including video footage of possible use of toxic agents on Feb. 4...


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